Citation of Excellence
New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Artists Residencies

2016 Konrad Artist in Residence Program

Program Description

PCNJ offers an annual 6 week summer residency to professional artists who are interested in developing new and innovative work in printmaking, papermaking and their related disciplines. PCNJ welcomes applicants with diverse perspectives, personal narrative and style. PCNJ does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. Applications must be post marked by March 1, 2016.

PCNJ’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) is supported by a grant from the Adolf Konrad Foundation. The Foundation, created in memory of the renowned artist, provides an opportunity to one artist each year to utilize the Center’s Printmaking Studios. Adolf Konrad understood the many benefits a studio can provide for an artist who needs intense concentration to conceptualize, explore and create a new body of work. PCNJ is committed to helping arrange for the special needs of the artist, publicity for both the artist and the program, and to providing exposure for the artist’s work.

Benefits for the Artist-in-Residence (AiR)

*Use of a professional studio and related equipment.
*A $1,000 stipend to support the residency and offset the cost of supplies.
*Uninterrupted time to explore new ideas and techniques.
*Interaction with a new community of artists.
*Publicity in local and regional media.
*An opportunity to exhibit work created during the residency in PCNJ’s Library Gallery.

Residency Requirements

  • PCNJ seeks applicants working in printmaking and its related disciplines, preferably in a non-toxic format.
  • The AiR MUST BE self-sufficient in a printmaking studio.
  • The AiR shall use the studio in a manner that demonstrates a strong commitment to the program.
  • He/she will spend at least 20 hours a week at PCNJ, which can include days, nights, and weekends.
  • The residency will take place during a 6 week period between May and July, 2016.
  • The AiR must provide his/her own housing and transportation to and from the studio.
  • The goal of the AiR should be to complete a new body of work. This could include print editions, artist books, papermaking, and installations, among others.
  • The AiR is also responsible for offering a limited number of events at PCNJ, such as lectures, demonstrations, workshops and publicity functions, the final details of which will be written and agreed upon in the AiR’s Contract.
  • The AiR will donate a small portion of the work completed during the residency to PCNJ, the final details of which will be written and agreed upon in the AiR’s Contract.

Application Criteria

Prospective AiRs must forward a packet to PCNJ that includes:

  1. Application Form
  2. A professional C.V., resume, or bio.
  3. One letter of reference from a professional source, such as a department Chair, academic colleague, former professor, curator, arts administrator, etc.
  4. 20 examples of work on CD; 72 dpi and 1024 x 768 pixels per image. Each image must include the artist’s name, date, medium, and size. PCNJ is looking for a strong body of work, which does not need to be limited to just printmaking.
  5. A one-page Artist Statement.

Other Considerations

Matriculating students are not eligible to apply. Application materials will not be returned without including a stamped, self-addressed envelope. There is no entry fee.


Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2016.
Selected artist and one alternate will be notified by March 15, 2016.
Residency period will take place any time between May and July, 2016.
Click here for an AiR application form.

Please send applications to:
AiR Program
440 River Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

For more information, please call (908) 725-2110